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Is it true that bidets are actually more hygenic than just using toilet paper?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
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In brief: Maybe

In medicine we have a little poem that applies.
.."the solution to pollution is dilution". Using a bidet will not only remove urine and fecal material, but the water will act as a disinfectant by killing bacteria. Furthermore, toilet paper can be abrasive and leave superficial abrasions that can lead to infections. Assuming the water supply is good, bidets are probably better.

In brief: Maybe

In medicine we have a little poem that applies.
.."the solution to pollution is dilution". Using a bidet will not only remove urine and fecal material, but the water will act as a disinfectant by killing bacteria. Furthermore, toilet paper can be abrasive and leave superficial abrasions that can lead to infections. Assuming the water supply is good, bidets are probably better.
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